This card show cases a lovely double resist technique. I almost forget about stamping techniques that I learned ages ago since I use die cuts for most of my card making, but every once in a while, they come together nicely. I think this card is the perfect example of that. I started by stamping just the flower head from the stamp in the Floral Thank You set by Justrite. It can be easily nipped off from the stem as it isn't actually touching in the design (then easily put back in place to stamp it as a whole flower, stem and all!) I stamped it with a clear perfect medium pad and added four or five across my coconut white card randomly positioned. I heat embossed them with clear powder. Next I rubbed a Peacock Feather Distress ink across it so the entire page was coloured, but the flowers resisted the colour since they were clear embossed. The next step is very important, you must dry it well. First I dry the inked area with a heat tool, then I rub my anti static pad over it several times. This will take the last of the moisture from it. Using the Secret Garden background stamp by JustRite (and this one you will be seeing ALOT of it used on cards on my blog because it is gorgeous!), I inked it with a Clear Perfect Medium pad and stamped it over the previously stamped and inked piece. I heat embossed it with clear powder as well. Using a black Soot Distress ink pad, I rubbed it all over my background until all the exposed areas (non embossed) are well covered with ink. I will tell you that you will think it looks a right mess at this point, but don't turn back! Simply use a damp piece of kitchen roll and wipe away all the ink that is on the embossed areas. You will be left with a beautiful piece that looks just like the two forked strips on my card. I cut my piece into two strips and matted it with black card after cutting forks in the ends. I cut one of the pieces so I was able to tape it to the card to look like it was considerably longer than it was. I used the bracket border to hide the gap. I cut the border using a decorative edge, the lattice insert then the swirly insert then the lattice insert again, then a cutting edge. I matted it on black card that I used the cutting edges only on. I glued it into place across my card. Using a piece of Zircon green seam binding, I made a rolled flower from it following the tutorial at the top of my blog. I made a second one a bit smaller and seated them both on some tulle at the side of the border. I added some of the leaves from the Delicate Aster die set by Heartfelt Creations. I stamped my sentiment in the lower corner of the card in black Archival ink and matted it with black then a double white pierced layer. I added pearls on t the border and three small white pearls to the upper corner to complete the card. Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.
A quick note, they have cancelled the 5pm show for tomorrow so I will only be on the ToolShed show from 12 to 2pm. I have a lovely demo first up that I am quite excited to show you! I have just edited this to tell you that I have a show on the 23rd live from CHA in Las Vegas. It is 11am their time, so it should be 7pm UK time. Then, that's it for me until Sept. LOL All for now, Sue x